Seeking and Traveling Deeper
Silk Trade and Pilgrim Routes of Southern Armenia. A journey from the sophisticated streets of Yerevan to the mountains of Southern Armenia discovering the hidden trade and pilgrim routes and among the ancient and modern villages of rural Armenia
2022: Inaugural journey 25th April to 5th May 2022
Additional journeys in Spring and Autumn (contact us for exact dates)
Background of the journey
Our founder, Gavin Anderson, has advised on rural development projects in Armenia for more than 13 years. He has built up a relationship with small local development organisations, conservation bodies and mountain communities. This unique journey was developed by Nomadic Skies in collaboration with a small local rural development organisation (SDA), The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Armenia, local mountain communities and Gevorg Gasparyen a leading mountain climber trek leader, who Gavin first met around 10 years ago when he was working as a veterinarian adviser in hill communities in Armenia.
Responsible travel that works with local communities
Now being developed with our pioneer journey in summer 2022
An extraordinary journey by foot among little visited villages, through equatorial forest, across crater lakes by dug-out-canoe and to the African Alpine zone of the high Virunga Volcanoes - the habitat of the Mountain Gorilla.
2022: Inaugural journey in July (contact us for dates)
A unique trekking journey to the sacred and other-worldly Lake Phoksundo among little visited villages, monastries and stunning landscapes of the hidden, culturally Tibetan valleys of the High Himalaya of North West Nepal.
2022: Trips starting May, September and November (contact us for dates)
A unique journey retracing the footsteps of the 1973 expedition of author Peter Matthiessen to the sacred Crystal Mountain of Upper Dolpo that resulted in the cult travel book 'The Snow Leopard'. The journey is being undertaken with biographer Lance Richardson as research for a major official biography of Matthiessen.
2021: New dates 14th September to 6th October 2021